How I Overcame the Stress of Perfectionism by Learning to Play Again

How I Overcame the Stress of Perfectionism by Learning to Play Again

“What, then, is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play…” ~Plato I am a recovering perfectionist, and learning to play again saved me. Like many children, I remember playing a lot when I was younger and being filled with a sense of openness, curiosity, and joy toward life. I was fortunate to […]

The 6 Personalities of People-Pleasing and How I Overcame Them

The 6 Personalities of People-Pleasing and How I Overcame Them

“The truth is, you’re never going to be able to please everybody, so stop trying. Remember, the sun is going to continue shining even if some people get annoyed by its light shining in their eyes. You have full permission to shine on.” ~Unknown I used to be a rebel. I was the girl at […]

How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness Instead of Criticism

How to Motivate Yourself with Kindness Instead of Criticism

“I don’t always make the best choices, but today I choose compassion over intolerance, sympathy over hatred, and love over fear.” ~LJ Vanier It’s crazy to me now, to look back and realize how freaking hard I was on myself for decades. Had I ever talked to anyone else the way I talked to myself, it […]

My Secret to Overcoming the Painful Trap of Perfectionism

My Secret to Overcoming the Painful Trap of Perfectionism

“A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, or being perfect. It’s about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.” ~Unknown Hello, I’m Kortney, and I’m a recovering perfectionist. Like so many of us, I spent the greater part of my life believing that unless something […]

8 Reasons We Judge Ourselves and How to Let Go of the Habit

8 Reasons We Judge Ourselves and How to Let Go of the Habit

“I am doing the best I can, and I am enough.” ~Unknown I don’t know about you, but I’ve recognized that historically, I’ve treated myself more harshly than anyone else ever has—and I’ve been in my share of abusive relationships. I’ve held myself to ridiculous standards, pushed myself to be and do more than I […]

If You Expect a Lot and You’re Tired of Being Disappointed

If You Expect a Lot and You’re Tired of Being Disappointed

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Almost universally, many of the problems we face in life are tied to our own expectations.  Expectations of ourselves. Expectations of others. Expectations of […]

3 Plant-Based Recipes Perfect For The Whole Family

3 Plant-Based Recipes Perfect For The Whole Family

Make family meals exciting and healthy with these yummy plant-based recipes. No need to feel guilty after eating more than you should have! RELATED: 7 Great Low Cholesterol Recipes You Can Enjoy At Any Age In this article: Veggie Naan Pizzas Black Bean Burger Black-Eyed Pea Patties 3 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for Your No-Meat Family […]

A Perfect Chocolate Mint Tea Blend of Mint & Cacao

A Perfect Chocolate Mint Tea Blend of Mint & Cacao

This DIY chocolate mint tea makes the perfect dessert tea. I blended rich cacao nibs, cacao powder, and chocolate mint and the combination is a real treat! This year my goal was to create my own tea garden. So far it has worked wonderfully with beautiful harvests of chamomile, lemon balm, spearmint, and my favorite: […]